Atikh Rashid

Articles By Atikh Rashid

Over 31,000 film reels at NFAI lost or damaged: audit body

The Indian Express had first reported, in Sept 2017, the anomaly in number of film cans actually held by film archive and number as per its acquisition registers.

Balancing Act

Pune Deputy Collector Monika Singh Thakur on her love for Urdu and balancing a life in bureaucracy with poetry

Through Her Lens

A festival will highlight the contribution of women to Indian cinema

From ‘lessee’ to owner: A 58-year-long battle for Panshet flood displaced living in housing societies

State government finally makes provisions to grant them ownership of houses they have lived in for over five decades.

Scheme for small and marginal farmers rolls out today: how it will benefit Pune district

Officials of the state agriculture department said of a total of 1.52 crore farmers in the state, about 1.21 crore farmers who hold less than 2 hectares of land may be eligible for the scheme.

A Courtly Tale

On Saturday, at Creaticity, Pune, a 90-minute performance called Uff Malka Jaan and The Velvet Courtesans took the audience on a tour of the lifes of courtesans, into the darbars of patron kings, nawabs and gora sahibs.

Private agency takes over Pune railway station: What will change & what will remain the same

This week, Pune Railway Station became the second station of Indian Railways, after Habibganj in Bhopal, to get a private ‘facility manager’. The Indian Express explains what this step means for passengers

Marshmello on Biba: I wanted to give Indian fans their own dance anthem

American electronic music producer Marshmello on his India tour, and Biba, his first Hindi song featuring Shah Rukh Khan.

Trial run: Pune airport to use e-Gates facility for 45 days

The trial run will start in the first week of March

Shocked at artists’ response: Amol Palekar

Palekar and Gokhale addressed reporters in Pune Sunday in the backdrop of the incident on Friday when his speech, as chief guest at the inauguration of a retrospective of artist Prabhakar Barve, was interrupted by organisers when he started voicing critical opinion about recent changes in the gallery’s administration.

Upcoming Marathi biopic Anandi Gopal traces the life of India’s first woman doctor Anandibai Joshee, her maverick husband and their journey

The Marathi film, which stars child actor Bhagyashree Milind as Anandibai and Lalit Prabhakar as Gopalrao Joshee, covers the story from their marriage, the ups and downs in their journey in India and Anandi’s travel to the US and her studies at the medical college.

ATS arrests: Mosque staff, families shocked

The ATS on Wednesday arrested eight men and detained a 17-year-old youth for their alleged links with the Islamic State (IS). Four of them were picked up from Mumbra and five from Aurangabad.

Maharashtra: 9 held for terror plot, ‘IS links’

According to ATS, which has seized several gadgets, along with powders and bottles of chemicals in the raids, the accused were planning operations on Holi.

Pune PWD identifies 51 accident prone spots, plans to rectify them by May

The Pune Public Works Department (PWD) has identified 51 accident-prone spots on the highways in Pune district where fatal and frequent accidents have taken place in last three years and decided on a timeline to rectify those.

After PMPML buses, now Maharashtra transport utility’s Shivshahi bus catches fire

There were no passengers when the incident took place. While Shivshahi buses are under the scanner for being involved in too many road accidents, this is the first time a bus has caught fire

RK Studio films that came to NFAI last year in ‘mixed conditions of decay’

In January 2018, the Kapoor family had handed over the original and dupe negatives of all R K Studio films, from Aag (1948) to Aa Ab Laut Chalein (1999), to the NFAI.

Centre slashes GST on some movie tickets by 10 per cent, multiplex owners in Pune heave sigh of relief

As per the new rules, for movie tickets that cost more than Rs 100, GST has been reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent, and for tickets cheaper than Rs 100, it has been lowered to 12 per cent from 18 per cent.

FTII proposes a committee to review its ‘new syllabus’ introduced in 2016

Students, for years, have been demanding that the diploma course be made into a four-year programme by adding a full year to the existing three-year structure.

Hoarding mishap: CR said probe will be over in 15 days, it’s still on after two months

On October 5, part of a hoarding installed on Railway land had collapsed on the road, crushing vehicles and motorists who were waiting for the red light to turn green. Four persons had died in the incident while 11 others had sustained injuries.

A year and some roadblocks later, cycle sharing scheme still on track

The Indian Express explains the many issues in the Public Bicycle Sharing scheme, such as the patchy network of cycle tracks, that the scheme faces.